Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: REPLACEMENT OF MO HEALTHNET ELIGIBILITY CODES (ME) FOR CERTAIN SHOW ME HEALTHY BABIES (SMHB) NEWBORNS
MANUAL REVISION #
To simplify funding procedures for the SMHB program, the following ME codes for SMHB Newborns are updated, effective July 1, 2022:
- ME 62 with a Federal Grant Indicator (FGI) of 8 is replaced with ME 6S.
- ME 74 and 75 with an FGI of 8 are replaced with ME 9S.
SMHB Newborn eligibility requirements have not changed. These ME code changes apply to SMHB levels of care only.
Non-SMHB levels of care, including MHK Under 1 (ME 62) and CHIP Premium Groups 74 and 75 (ME 74 and 75), are not affected. ME 97, the ME code for SMHB Newborns born to mothers denied MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women (MPW) due to excess income, is not replaced or affected.
Appendix H is updated with this change.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.